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Climate Change Could Drown Famous Cities by 2100

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In a worst case scenario, flooding caused by polar melting and ice-sheet collapses could cause a sea level rise of 10 to 12 feet by 2100, NOAA reported in January.

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Here’s Washington, DC today. The famed Potomac River runs through it.

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And here’s what Washington, DC, might look like in the year 2100 — as seen on Climate Central’s plugin for Google Earth. Ocean water causes the river to overflow.

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The National Mall drew “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration,” at Trump’s swearing-in, according to Press Secretary Sean Spicer. It sits at the foot of the US Capitol.

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Future inaugurations wouldn’t quite be the same.

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In June, President Trump stood in the Rose Garden at the White House and announced his intentions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a deal between 195 countries intended to mitigate global warming.

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In 2100, the Rose Garden could have an oceanfront view.

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New York City is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors.

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The Hudson River could flood the city’s perimeters and low-lying areas like the West Village.

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The Financial District encompasses the offices of many major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Extreme sea level rise could devastate Wall Street. Battery Park would be a water park.

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San Francisco has a huge concentration of wealth and power in the technology world.

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It’s also a peninsula that’s prone to flooding.

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San Francisco International Airport serves over 53 million travelers every year.

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In 2100, flyers might have better luck flying into Las Vegas.

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Charleston, South Carolina, already has a flooding problem. The Southern city is flat and at low elevation, which makes it vulnerable to extreme flooding and storm surges.

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In 2100, you might need a boat to reach the city’s center.

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Shopping at the Charleston City Market is a must-do for tourists visiting the area.

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But the long row of red-roofed buildings could be submerged under water by 2100.

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Los Angeles, which has the third highest elevation of all major US cities, might fare better.

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The projections show the Pacific Ocean climbing up the boardwalk, but that’s about it.

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New Orleans is no stranger to the problems that come along with sea level rise.

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By 2100, The Big Easy could disappear under water. An estimated 500,000 people will have to leave the area in the next century in order to stay above ground.

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After flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina destroyed 80% of homes in the New Orleans area, tens of thousands of people sought refuge at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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But the arena used as a “shelter of last resort” might not survive extreme sea level rise.

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Boston is the only state capital in the continental US that borders an ocean. Extreme sea level rise could cause the Charles River to overflow and spill onto city streets.

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Here’s what Boston might look like in the year 2100. Massachusetts General Hospital would have to be abandoned, while Boston Public Garden would be soaked through.

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Many of the country’s top universities sit along Boston’s Charles River.

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The education world could say goodbye to the Harvard Business School, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University, among others.

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President Trump has spent more than a quarter of his presidency in Palm Beach, Florida.

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He owns the Mar-a-Lago luxury resort and club, better known as the “Winter White House.”

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If sea levels rose by as much as 12 feet, the Mar-a-Lago estate would not fare well.

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But Trump will be out of office by the time anything like that happens.

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